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Downtown Parking Tip Sheet: Nov. 2 
Welcome to this weekly blog series from the City’s communication team to help keep you apprised of downtown events and parking opportunities. 

The State Street Garage construction project that will add 570 parking spaces is in full swing. During construction, this popular parking destination for downtown visitors may fill up sooner than it has in the past, so the City and the Public Building Authority are helping visitors anticipate where parking spaces are available. Last month, sensors that count available parking spaces in real time were installed in the State Street, Locust Street and Main Street garages. 

Temporary road and on-street parking closures are also in effect. S. Central Street between Union and Clinch avenues is closed, detouring travelers up Union to the four-way stop at State, with the only option being a right turn onto State back toward Summit Hill. In the near future, State Street will allow for two-way traffic, and southbound travelers can turn from Union onto State and proceed  to Clinch, where they can turn west toward Gay or east back onto S. Central. 

You can avoid the detour altogether by taking Hall of Fame Drive to Hill Ave or Gay Street to Dwight Kessel Garage, First Presbyterian Church, etc. 

This weekend:

Friday: It’s First Friday in downtown Knoxville, which means several galleries, businesses and art spaces are featuring opening receptions and artist meet ‘n’ greets. Parking is free in City garages for those who enter after 6 p.m. Parking is always free in the City lots located in the Old City and adjacent to Magnolia Avenue. 

Christian artist (and Season 8 American Idol competitor) Danny Gokey performs at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 p.m. 

The Knoxville Ice Bears play the Roanoke Rail Yard Dawgs at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum at 7:35 p.m. Paid parking at the garages on Howard Baker Jr Ave. is available. 

Buddy and the Huddle: A Tribute to Suttree Film and Concert is a mix of live music by Buddy and the Huddle and film from the Tennessee Archive of Moving Images and Sound (TAMIS). This impressionistic multi-media presentation commemorates Cormac McCarthy’s novel Suttree, which takes place in Knoxville. Bijou Theatre, 8 p.m. Admission is free. Free parking is available at the Dwight Kessel Garage. 

Saturday:  Market Square Farmers’ Market is 9 a.m. – 2 p.m. on Market Square. While parking in the Market Square Garage tends to fill up fast, there should be plenty of spaces available in nearby Locust Street and Langley garages. After this weekend, there are only two more Saturday markets in this season before Holiday Markets begin on Dec. 1. 

The Tennessee Theatre’s 90th Anniversary Open House is 10 a.m. – 1 p.m. 

The UT Vols play UNC Charlotte at Neyland Stadium at 4 p.m. 

Sunday: The Tennessee Theatre will screen Buster Keaton's The Cameraman with Freddie Brabson accompanying on the Mighty Wurlitzer at 3 p.m. 

Buddy Walk Knoxville
is at the World’s Fair Park 1-4 p.m. 

Upcoming in the week:

The Mighty Musical Monday free concert at the Tennessee Theatre presents the Senior Center Singers from Sevier County at 12 p.m. 

Jack Neely leads a History Walk at the Tennessee Theatre at 7 p.m. 

Outlaw country rocker Cody Jinks performs the first of a two-night stand at the Tennessee Theatre. Friday night’s show is sold out. 
Posted by ptravis On 02 November, 2018 at 1:32 PM